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Wednesday, 2 May 1973
Page: 1610

The CHAIRMAN - The Committee is considering proposed new clause 7A. The motion before the Committee is that a new sub-clause be added and the honourable member would be in order in speaking to that.

Mr GILES - Then 1 would have to go back to clauses such as the title of. the Bill and similar clauses that are under consideration-

The CHAIRMAN - We have not considered the title of the Bill. That will be considered at a subsequent stage. At this stage we are considering only the new sub-clause. Clauses 1 to 7 have been dealt with. The remainder of the Bill will be dealt with after dealing with this proposed new clause.

Mr GILES - What you are saying, Mr Chairman, is that if 1 comment on clause 8 I would be out of order.


Mr GILES - If that is the case I will confine my remarks to saying that the Opposition has at least a fair share of the ex-ser vicemen in the chamber and the Government will never find in us any lack of sympathy for TPI pensioners. Many of us have virtually lived with people who are now TPI pensioners in times that were not so pleasant as they are now. I should like the Minister to know that if he agrees to amendments that are sympathetic to ex-servicemen he will always find friends on this side of the House. 1 think TPI pensioners over the years have received proper consideration, not only from the present Government in this instance, but also from other governments. In the circumstances I confine my remarks and thank the Minister for the consideration he has shown to work done by people on this side of the House. I think it is very greatly to his credit and to the Government's credit.

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